My Five Favorite Essential Oils

Many of us use essential oils for health and wellness, for massage, and even for cleaning.  I love the smells and the benefits of these oils. There are MANY essential oils, but I have a few that I use often. Lavender oil.  Extracted from the lavender plant, I use lavender oil when I’m cleaning.  Many of…

Ketchup, Ketchup, Where’s the Ketchup?!

Whether it’s ketchup or catsup, it’s a favorite condiment of many Americans.  However, it can contain ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and natural flavoring.  Natural flavoring sounds innocent enough, but at the same time, it’s very deceptive.  When people see natural, they automatically think that it’s healthy, not artificial.  The best option…

Why I Stopped Drinking Coffee and Wine

I have been dealing with thyroid nodules for the last 8 years.  Two Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists advised me that I did not need surgery; one recommended that I needed it.  Until last year, they did not irritate me.  I almost opted to have surgery last year; however, a few weeks before I was…

How I Overcame Pre-diabetes and High Cholesterol Without a Prescription

When I had my annual physical this past January, my doctor was very impressed with my blood work results.  My thyroid functions were normal along with my cholesterol and blood sugar levels.   My issues with pre-diabetes and high cholesterol were no longer a concern for me. In October 2016, I started taking herbal supplements….

10 Things I’ve Learned From 21 Days of Fasting

As I reached the final day of fasting this past Sunday, I can reflect on the many things that I’ve learned. Getting closer to God.  This is the main reason for fasting.  It is always nice to get better acquainted with my Lord and Savior through His Word and through prayer. I don’t need caffeine.  Sure,…

Time to Get Moving as We Move into 2016

This will be my last post for the year as well as the 100th blog post.     I wanted to update you on my progress. I saw my dietician for my final appointment. My diet is fine; however, he suggested that I get a fitness band to track my activity. My struggle this month…

Getting the Most from Your Personal Trainer

On Tuesday and Thursday, I met with my new personal trainer.  We both felt that everything went well.  My previous trainer referred me.  I didn’t have any issues with her. She gave me the start that I need on this journey to achieving my goals. I have 6 more sessions with her.  It’s hard work right now, but it…

How Blood Sugar Levels and Stress Have an Impact-I Need Balance

This past Monday, I worked out at 6:30am again, and I met with a dietician after work.  I completed a health questionnaire prior to my appointment.  It was confirmed that I lost 5 lbs. in the past month.  I have 33 percent body fat, which puts me at a moderate health risk. Anything over 35 percent…

Will You Follow Me on my Fitness Journey?

Last month after having my yearly physical, I found out that I am pre-diabetic. That means that I am at risk for getting diabetes in the next 2 years.  I do have a family history of it, and I also gained 11 pounds this past year.  It’s time for a change! I took my first…

5 Alternative Healthy Snacks For Potato Chip Lovers

Potato chips are delicious, but they’re called “junk food” for a reason. A bag of potato chips adds significant calories, salt, fat and carbohydrate to your diet without contributing necessary protein, fiber, vitamins or minerals. For the same calorie intake as a bag of potato chips, there are alternative healthier snacks that provide better nutrition….

Vitamins C and B – Just like Magic Now

Now you have skin and face problems, now you don’t. Eggs, yeast, fish, beans, and milk form some of the ingredients of vitamin b, and therefore by default the ingredients of the finest vitamin B face serums. Vitamin C, on the other hand, is the strong antioxidant found in such fruits as mangoes, pineapples, lemons,…